Cricut Card Idea That Turned Into A Housewarming Gift

Our friends just moved into their new home and invited us over for dinner.  I wanted to make a handmade housewarming gift using my Cricut Expression Machine.

Since my Gypsy has been sick and is going into the Provo Craft hospital next week, I have been using my Cricut Design Studio.  It works great but you have to sit at your computer to design which when you have a Gypsy you get spoiled designing any place that you like.   Anyway, I started to design a cricut card and it turned into a framed plaque.


I used a neutral paper, since I was not sure what colors they were using in the house.  Then I cut the word Welcome using the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge.  I altered the welcome with my Design Studio to get the perfect size that I needed to fit inside of the frame.  Then  I cut it out with my Cricut Expression Machine I really liked the way it looked using the “negative” piece of paper. (instead of using each individual letter separately.  Using the same cartridge Plantin Schoolbook I cut out the word Established and 2010 and again altered it with the Design Studio for a perfect fit.

For there names I wanted to use a Cricut Cartridge that had a script font.  So looking thought my library of Cricut Cartridges I decided to use the Jasmin Cricut Cartridge.

I glued it all together with the Zig 2 Way glue pen for the words cut in the black cardstock and for the large Welcome piece, I used my new pink ATG gun to put onto the light aqua green cardstock.  Put it all in a frame. I completed this project by using some raffia that I tied around the frame and then used a paper punch from Family Treasurers of a house that I added to some of the ends of the raffia.

I love the way this turned out and I hope they enjoy there handmade house warming gift, and many years of happiness together.

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

A Perfect Cricut Idea Using Your Cricut Expression and a Wooden Picture Frame

Have you ever wanted to make the perfect birthday gift for that special person?  Well I did and I think that I have succeeded.

When my Sister-in-law came to visit this summer, we had such a fantastic time.   We laughed, cried, drank and ate.  That’s right we ate.  We love food and her saying was “Food is Love”.  So the perfect gift to make was that saying in a wooden picture frame.

One afternoon I sat down with my Gypsy and found the perfect font to use and designed this gift.  I used the Jasmine Cricut cartridge and the Italic function key for the letters and then I used the Love Struck Seasonal 2010 cartridge for the hearts.  Everything was cut by connecting my Gypsy to my Cricut Expression machine.

I cut my background paper (it is from a value pack that I got at Hobby Lobby) and glued everything to it with my Zig 2 way glue pen, put the backing on the frame and it’s done.  Well it needed something else,  so I finished it off with some raffia that I wrapped around the frame and made a bow.  Then I used my small heart punch by Fiskars and punched lavender hearts and added them with Scrapbooker’s Glue by Scotch to the ends of the raffia for that special touch.


I hope that Fran likes her gift because it was so much fun making this present.  It brought back all of the fun memories of our visit together this summer.

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!